We surveyed 405 recreational therapists to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Recreational therapists are social and artistic
Recreational therapists tend to be predominantly social individuals, meaning that they thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people. They also tend to be artistic, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression.
If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a recreational therapist. However, if you are realistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.
Here’s how the Holland codes of the average recreational therapist break down:
The top personality traits of recreational therapists are openness and extraversion
Recreational therapists score highly on openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety. They also tend to be high on the measure of extraversion, meaning that they rely on external stimuli to be happy, such as people or exciting surroundings.
Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average recreational therapist: